We’re teaming up :)!

We are SO excited to announce our new partnership with the wonderful Sisters of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery! We are teaming up to offer their beautiful book series, as well as future collaborative projects! You can find these beautiful books in our shop at www.tocpstore.com!

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Book Details

Hardcover/No Dust Jacket: 44 pages (Our Hymn of the Nativity) 40 pages (Our Hymn of the Mother of God).
Author/Illustrator: The Sisters of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery
Publisher: All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
Age Range: 2 – 8 years

What it’s about: Through the poetic beauty of Orthodox hymnography and original illustrations inspired by traditional Byzantine iconography, the sisters of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery created a series of books dedicated to the hymns of the Twelve Great Feasts.  Through each book, two so far, children are invited to participate and explore the hymns of each of our Twelve Great Feasts.  Colorful and beautifully expressive illustrations guide the reader as they gain insight into each hymn, and the beautiful feast it celebrates.

Our Hymn of the Nativity – The Nativity of Christ

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Our Hymn to the Mother of our God – The Dormition

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10% of the profits of each book sold will go to the HOPE project, a mission of All Saints Greek Orthodox Monastery.  To learn more about this wonderful mission go to www.hopeprojectny.org!

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Orthodox Kids Teach: Question 3

Look for the Orthodox Kids Teach series to officially begin Tuesday January 3, 2017!

We are continuing with our Thematic Study of Church.

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How to participate:

– Ask your child or class to think about then answer this question. Record their answer using your phone or camera (see the link on how to record a sound bite. http://www.wikihow.com/Record-Audio-on-a-Mobile-Phone) It can be a video, sound bite, handwritten note, drawing, typed note, or feel free to be creative!!!!

– Email it to tocpkids@gmail.com with the question/topic title in the subject line. In the body of the email please include their first name and age. Once you send in your work, please make sure you receive a confirmation email to show that it has been received.

Permission: everyone/anyone in the video or pictures must give their permission and/or have their parent’s permission.

– Videos will then be edited and added to our YouTube Channel.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions!!!

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Every Time I Do My Cross – Paper Doll

So a while back I shared, http://www.theorthodoxchildrenspress.com/our-books/on-our-shelf-every-time-i-do-my-cross/, an activity to go along with our book.

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The activity explains how to make a paper doll that bends, so it can make the sign of the cross.   A wonderful Khouria recently asked me if I could send the worksheet, and I thought what a great idea why didn’t I do this before 🙂 … so here’s the worksheet you can use to make the paper doll.  You will also need scissors, coloring supplies (color pencils, markers, crayons), mini brads (I found these at Michaels), push pin or hole punch depending on the brads, and glue.  The PDF is in the link below the image.

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PDF–> Every Time I Do My Cross Paper Doll

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Orthodox Kids Teach – Thematic Study: Church

Hi Everyone!

I am extending the “due dates” for our Orthodox Kids Teach: Thematic Study!

The first three activities of our Church Exploration and Investigation project will all be “due” on September 30, 2016, and the other two activities will be moved to October.

The September “Church Investigation/Exploration” activities are:

1. Orthodox Kids Explain: Why we go to Church (<— finish this sentence/prompt)

Here’s an example for inspiration 🙂

Steps:

– Ask your child or class to finish this sentence, then record their answer using your phone or camera (see the link on how to record a sound bite. http://www.wikihow.com/Record-Audio-on-a-Mobile-Phone) It can be a video, sound bite, handwritten note, drawing, typed note, or feel free to be creative!!!!

– Email it to tocpkids@gmail.com with the question/topic title in the subject line. In the body of the email please include their first name and age. Once you send in your work, please make sure you receive a confirmation email to show that it has been received.

Permission: everyone/anyone in the video or pictures must give their permission and/or have their parent’s permission.

– Videos will then be edited and added to our YouTube Channel.

2. Outside: Create a piece of art depicting the outside of your Church.

Create a piece of art depicting the outside of your church. Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, build (Legos), etc to create a “replica” of your Church. Then take a picture of your work and email it to us (and a picture of yourself and/or your church if you would like). Please include the name of your church, your first name, and age. Once you send in your work, please make sure you receive a confirmation email to show that it has been received.

3. Outside/Inside: Map it out/Parts of the church.

-Draw the outline/shape of your church onto a piece of paper like an architect.

-Fill in the sections (Narthex, Nave, Solea, Sancturary).

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-Add all the different the details… icons, pews (or no pews), and etc. You can add a key or legend, compass, other defining details and etc.

Take a picture or scan a copy of your work and email it to us (and a picture of yourself and/or your church if you would like). Include the name of your church, your first name(s), and age(s). Please feel free to be creative in your work!! Once you send in your work, please make sure you receive a confirmation email to show that it has been received.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions!!!

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Explore/Investigate: Church – Project 1: The outside of your church.

Orthodox Kids Teach – Explore/Investigate: Church.

Project 1: The outside of your church.

Create a piece of art depicting the OUTSIDE of your church. Email a picture of your work, including first name and age, to tocpkids@gmail.com. Deadline (extended) September 12, 2016.  Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions!!

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Orthodox Kids Teach – Thematic Study: Church

Orthodox Kids Teach Series

We will begin our first series of questions with a thematic study. Our first theme will be exploring and investigating our being at, and experiencing church. I have included a calendar of due dates to hopefully better explain the direction we will be going. I will share the October calendar, which is a continuation of the theme, closer to time.

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September 1: Question 2 Orthodox Kids Explain: Why we go to Church

Question/Finish this sentence: We go to Church…

September 6: Outside: Create a piece of art depicting the outside of your church. Draw, paint, sculpt, collage, build (Legos), etc to create a “replica” of your Church. Then take a picture of your work and email it to us (and a picture of yourself and/or your church if you would like). Please include the name of your church, location, your first name, and age.

September 11: Outside/Inside: Map it out/Parts of the Church. Map out your parish from the shape to the fine details.

September 18: Inside: Narthex Question 3 (to be explained)

 September 25: Inside: Narthex Question 4 (to be explained)

October’s tentative dates and topics…

October 4: Nave Question 5 October 11: Nave Question 6

October 18: Solea Question 7 October 25: Sanctuary/Alter Question 8

November 1: Sanctuary/Alter

How Orthodox Kids Teach works:

Every week (or two weeks) there will be a new topic, question, or a series of questions for your child or children to share and record their organic thoughts about, and send in. The videos collected will then be edited and turned into a short video to share on our YouTube Channel. Permission: everyone/anyone in the video or pictures must give their permission and/or have their parent’s permission.

Steps:

  • Ask your child the question(s) (or it may be a topic) and record their answer using your phone (see the link on how to record a sound bite.) It can either be a video, sound bite, handwritten note, drawing, typed note, or feel free to be creative!!!!

–     Email it to tocpkids@gmail.com with the question/topic title in the subject line.

– In the body of the email please include their first name and age.

– Once you send in your work, please make sure you receive a confirmation email

to show that it has been received.

Thank you so much and please let me know if you have any questions.

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